London Grammar score second No.1 album with ‘Californian Soil’

London Grammar’s Californian Soil has soared to No.1 in UK albums chart, earning the band the fastest-selling album of 2021 so far by a British act.  

Californian Soil is their second No.1 album, following 2017’s Truth Is A Beautiful Thing

“We are so thrilled that our album has gone to No.1,” said frontwoman Hannah Reid. “Thank you so much to our amazing fans for all your support over the last ten years, it means so much to us. Thank you.”

Californian Soil sees Reid addressing her first-hand experiences of success coming at the price of misogyny, with the support of her bandmates Dan Rothman and Dot Major.

“Misogyny is primitive,” said Reid, “which is why it is so hard to change. But it is also fearful. It’s about rejecting the thing in yourself which is vulnerable or feminine. Yet everybody has that thing.

“This record is about gaining possession of my own life. You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?”

Since releasing their double platinum-selling debut album If You Wait in 2013, London Grammar have garnered numerous BRIT nominations and scored a prestigious Ivor Novello Award.

The band have worked with an array of contemporary talent and brands including Paul Epworth, Flume, Dior and Disclosure, as well as playing sold-out tours and headlining festivals across the globe. Tickets for their 2021 UK tour are on sale now.

Listen to Californian Soil.

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